Thanks for posting. Upon initial read, this isn’t a good look for PC and JS.
I absolve JS from this mess.
Cable used to pick the O-Lineman, not JS. JS would catch the blame for it though. Eventually it got so bad they stripped Cable of picking O-Lineman. It had became a running joke that JS couldn't draft OL for those specifically unaware that Cable was actually picking the OL. But once JS took over the OL picks they have been great since.
The same thing is going on, on defense. Mostly, at the very least. In these last 5 years of drafting only Eskridge is their lone miss on offense, while they've missed on almost everyone on defense (talking the first 3 rounds.)
So JS is drafting well on offense, and he can't draft defense? I don't buy it.
Don't be surprised if you start to hear people say, JS can't draft defense in the near future.
I give Pete the lionshare of the credit for their drafting on defense in those amazing early years. He didn't do it alone, but it was mostly him. And in keeping the same energy, I give Pete most of the credit (blame) for what has transpired since on defense.
There is speculation out there that JS took full control of the '22 Draft, and I tend to believe it. But JS is still gonna have to draft the players Pete wants for his defense, and he can't tell Pete, "no."